Sarah Meneely-Kyder

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Sarah Meneely-Kyder

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Composer/pianist Sarah Meneely-Kyder (b. 1945) is a graduate of Goucher College, Peabody Conservatory and Yale University. Her composition teachers have included Robert Hall Lewis, Earle Brown and Robert Morris. In the years following her formal education in the Western musical tradition, she studied the North Indian sitar and was eventually initiated by Roop Verma, a student of world renowned sitarist, Ravi Shankar. She has also studied the South Indian veena. As a composer, most notable are those works that fuse disparate musical traditions into single pieces. Larger works have been performed by American Music/Theatre Group, City Singers of Hartford, the Albany Pro Musica Chorus, the Wesleyan University Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony. A member of American Composers Alliance, and a founding member of Connecticut Composers, Inc., her creative endeavors have been rewarded with several grants and prizes including Yale University's Rena Greenwald Memorial Prize and several Artist Project Grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Meneely-Kyder has done two recordings for CD on the NORTH/SOUTH RECORDING,INC. label. She is published in the Dictionary of Contemporary Music, edited by John Vinton, and she has an entry on her music in the revised edition of Baker's Biographical Dictionary, edited by Nicholas Slonimsky. As a pianist, she is most interested in the performance of contemporary music, with specialization in 20th century American music. She was praised by Kyle Gann, critic for the Village Voice, for a performance of a work by Alvin Lucier, noted exponent of sonic art. She has performed with the New London Contemporary Ensemble, the Nutmeg Chamber Ensemble, and at Wesleyan University, where she is currently on the faculty as an instructor of piano in the Private Lessons Program.

Little Seed Of Brilliant Light

Duration (in minutes): 1:43

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: little_seed_of_brilliant_light_2-wm-9.pdf

How Shall I Plant My Garden

Duration (in minutes): 1:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: alto, organ

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: little_seed_of_brilliant_light_2-wm-11.pdf

Dona Nobis Pacem

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: dona_nobis_pacem_1-wm-5.pdf

In The Bleak Midwinter

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;05'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: in_the_bleak_midwinter_4-wm-5.pdf

Song Of Mary

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: song_of_mary_6-wm-5.pdf

Lo, How A Rose

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;35'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: lo_how_a_rose_7-wm-5.pdf

It Is Thou

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;15'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: alto, bells, percussion, tenor voice

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: it_is_thou_8-wm-5.pdf

Father, A Perfect Soul Is Born

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;45'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: oboe

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: father_a_perfect_soul_is_born_9-wm-5.pdf

Lord Jesus Is His Name

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: lord_jesus_is_his_name_10-wm-5.pdf

Letter From Italy, 1944 - for baritone and string quartet

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;45'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any male voice, baritone voice, viola, violin

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Description: This version is for baritone and string quartet.
Audio features Chai-Lun Yueh, Baritone), The North/South String Quartet.

Garland of Hymns and Carols

More than twenty-five years ago, given my life as a composer, and given the high profile and power of music during the Advent and Christmas season, I determined to start writing brief hymns or carols to close friends and family. I did so for two years and the music, originally presented on regular staff paper and stuffed into large envelopes, was greatly appreciated by all. Eventually, I asked my husband, who had studied with artists Lou Bonemarte and Deane Keller at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, to create graphics that would become the front face of the cards reflecting the music in the interior. For twenty-three years we have continued our collaboration unstintingly, sending out our cards to a growing list of recipients. Two years ago, I felt that it was time to pull together the vocal and instrumental forces, to record all of the music inherent in the cards, and to produce the music on an enhanced CD as proof that the tiny musical representations inside the card were, in fact, “real” music! Voce, an inspiring chorus based in Hartford, CT. has recorded all of the musical material to date under the brilliant direction of Mark Singleton, Artistic Director.
In accordance with my wishes and Voce's charitable mission, a portion of the proceeds from sales of this CD will be donated to Hospice.

Sarah Meneely-Kyder

Composers: Sarah Meneely-Kyder.

Label: CDBaby.com

Buy URL: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/meneelykyder

Buy URL 2: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=210322

BIOGRAPHY
Composer/pianist Sarah Meneely-Kyder (b. 1945) is a graduate of Goucher College, Peabody Conservatory and Yale University. Her composition teachers have included Robert Hall Lewis, Earle Brown and Robert Morris. In the years following her formal education in the Western musical tradition, she studied the North Indian sitar and was eventually initiated by Roop Verma, a student of world renowned sitarist, Ravi Shankar. She has also studied the South Indian veena. As a composer, most notable are those works that fuse disparate musical traditions into single pieces. Larger works have been performed by American Music/Theatre Group, City Singers of Hartford, the Albany Pro Musica Chorus, the Wesleyan University Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony. A member of American Composers Alliance, and a founding member of Connecticut Composers, Inc., her creative endeavors have been rewarded with several grants and prizes including Yale University's Rena Greenwald Memorial Prize and several Artist Project Grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Meneely-Kyder has done two recordings for CD on the NORTH/SOUTH RECORDING,INC. label. She is published in the Dictionary of Contemporary Music, edited by John Vinton, and she has an entry on her music in the revised edition of Baker's Biographical Dictionary, edited by Nicholas Slonimsky. As a pianist, she is most interested in the performance of contemporary music, with specialization in 20th century American music. She was praised by Kyle Gann, critic for the Village Voice, for a performance of a work by Alvin Lucier, noted exponent of sonic art. She has performed with the New London Contemporary Ensemble, the Nutmeg Chamber Ensemble, and at Wesleyan University, where she is currently on the faculty as an instructor of piano in the Private Lessons Program.
COMPOSITIONS

Little Seed Of Brilliant Light

Duration (in minutes): 1:43

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: little_seed_of_brilliant_light_2-wm-9.pdf

How Shall I Plant My Garden

Duration (in minutes): 1:45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: alto, organ

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: little_seed_of_brilliant_light_2-wm-11.pdf

Dona Nobis Pacem

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;45

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: dona_nobis_pacem_1-wm-5.pdf

In The Bleak Midwinter

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;05'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: in_the_bleak_midwinter_4-wm-5.pdf

Song Of Mary

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: song_of_mary_6-wm-5.pdf

Lo, How A Rose

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;35'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: lo_how_a_rose_7-wm-5.pdf

It Is Thou

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;15'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: alto, bells, percussion, tenor voice

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: it_is_thou_8-wm-5.pdf

Father, A Perfect Soul Is Born

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;45'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: oboe

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: father_a_perfect_soul_is_born_9-wm-5.pdf

Lord Jesus Is His Name

Duration (in minutes): 1'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, solo voice(s) a cappella

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Score PDF: lord_jesus_is_his_name_10-wm-5.pdf

Letter From Italy, 1944 - for baritone and string quartet

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;45'34;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, string quartet

Instruments: any male voice, baritone voice, viola, violin

Publisher: American Composers Alliance


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Description: This version is for baritone and string quartet.
Audio features Chai-Lun Yueh, Baritone), The North/South String Quartet.

CDs

Garland of Hymns and Carols

More than twenty-five years ago, given my life as a composer, and given the high profile and power of music during the Advent and Christmas season, I determined to start writing brief hymns or carols to close friends and family. I did so for two years and the music, originally presented on regular staff paper and stuffed into large envelopes, was greatly appreciated by all. Eventually, I asked my husband, who had studied with artists Lou Bonemarte and Deane Keller at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, to create graphics that would become the front face of the cards reflecting the music in the interior. For twenty-three years we have continued our collaboration unstintingly, sending out our cards to a growing list of recipients. Two years ago, I felt that it was time to pull together the vocal and instrumental forces, to record all of the music inherent in the cards, and to produce the music on an enhanced CD as proof that the tiny musical representations inside the card were, in fact, “real” music! Voce, an inspiring chorus based in Hartford, CT. has recorded all of the musical material to date under the brilliant direction of Mark Singleton, Artistic Director.
In accordance with my wishes and Voce's charitable mission, a portion of the proceeds from sales of this CD will be donated to Hospice.

Sarah Meneely-Kyder

Composers: Sarah Meneely-Kyder.

Label: CDBaby.com

Buy URL 2: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=210322

VIDEOS
NEWS POST